Nuts About The Nutcracker

Just Dance Academy Winter Performance, 2pm, enjoy an abbreviated version of the classical ballet The Nutcracker, Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael.

Nutcracker Under the Dome, November 20, 22, 29, December 2, 6, 13, 20, free, times vary check website, nightly screenings every half hour starting at 5pm, 3D light show, plus children ages 8 and under can enjoy a special group dance lesson with the San Francisco Ballet School. The first 150 children in attendance will receive commemorative tutus, Westfield San Francisco Centre.

Surprise & Delight, November 29, 12-2pm, The Nutcracker on Stilts, Village at Corte Madera.

The Meshuga Nutcracker, December 4-14, new & improved with extra Schmaltz! Marines' Memorial Theatre, Union Square, 609 Sutter Street at Mason, San Francisco.

Ballet Califia's The Nutcracker, December 5-7, Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Synder Lane, Rohnert Park.

Nutcracker, December 5-7, Petaluma School of Ballet, Person Theatre, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park

Stapleton Ballet’s Nutcracker, December 6-7, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

The Nutcracker Ballet, December 6-7, Artists in Motion, Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker, December 12-29, ages 5+, San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House

Berkeley Ballet Theater’s The Nutcracker, December 12 - 14 & 19 - 21, Sugarplum Fairy Party: Directly following the Sat. 2PM performances

Marin Ballet, Nutcracker, December 13-14, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

San Francisco's Youth Ballet, December 13-14, 1pm & 5pm, Mercy High School Theatre, 3250 19th Ave. San Francisco

Nutcracker Sweets, December 13-21, Cowell Theatre, Fort Mason, San Francisco

Dance-Along Nutcrackers, Frosty's Hawaiian Holiday, December 13-14, join Clara, Fritz and special guest star, Frosty the Snowman, as they don grass skirts and strum ukuleles on a holiday vacation in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. It’s all one big luau until Uncle Drosselmeyer’s magical gifts go awry. Then it’s up to the kids to save the day, with a little help from the Rat King Kahuna and of course, the ever-spirited and profoundly talented dancing audience! Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

The Nutcracker Ballet, December 13-14, Come and watch these beautifully trained dancers as City Ballet  School - San Francisco “The home of Premier Russian Vaganova Training” presents a holiday classic. A show both affordable and suitable for the entire family, City Ballet School, Palace of Fine Arts.

The Nutcracker: a Puppet show, December 19, 3:30pm, ages 4+, space is limited and reservations are REQUIRED. Please RSVP to or 927-5005, Larkspur Library.

Dance with Sherry Studio’s Tapcracker, December 20, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael

Sophie ad the Enchanted Toyshop, December 20, 1pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, Following the 1pm performance, meet the cast at the Teddy Bear Tea Party and enjoy sweet treats, refreshments and have the opportunity to take photos with the cast of “Sophie” dancers

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, December 20, 3pm & 7pm, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa

Alameda Nutcracker, December 20-21, 2pm, Kofman Auditorium, 2200 Central Ave., Alameda

Berkeley City Ballet, December 20-21, 1pm & 5pm, Smith Center Ohlone College, Fremont

Oakland Ballet Nutcracker, December 20-21, Paramount Theatre of the Arts, Oakland

Miss Sara, The Story of the Nutcracker, December 21, 11am & 2pm, perfect for the very young, Showcase Theatre, San Rafael